Study Abroad

General information

Please check out the webpage of MTSU Education Abroad.

MTSU's own program

Many exciting study abroad programs for foreign language learning are available to students at MTSU. More information is available in the French and Francophone Studies, German and Spanish subsections of this website.

MTSU's affiliate programs

Students can also participate in study abroad programs in numerous countries through the following programs:

External funding

Many opportunities exist. This is not an exhaustive list!

  1. MTSUs Study Abroad Scholarship
  2. Program-specific scholarships: There are various programs offered through MTSU Education Abroad which have their own unique scholarships to help students with expenses abroad. Please check the following websites to find out about any possible opportunities and procedures for applying.
    • ISEP
    • ISA
    • Minnesota Learning Abroad Center (MSID)
    • Boren scholarship: NSEP (National Security Education program) will award students up to $10,000 for undergraduate students studying in non-traditional (non-Western European) areas. This is a competitive scholarship, so apply early at
    • Bridging scholarship: Students going to Japan are eligible for this scholarship of $2500 for one semester or $4000 for one academic year, even without proficiency in Japanese language. Go to the website for more information.
    • Critical Language Scholarship: A program of United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program will offer intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master's and Ph.D. students.
    • DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service): Undergraduate or graduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.
    • Freeman Asia: The primary goal of Freeman-ASIA is to increase the number of U.S. undergraduates who study abroad in East and Southeast Asia. Award amounts vary from up to $3000.00 for a summer term (must be 8 weeks in length), up to $5000.00 for a semester, and up to $7000.00 for an academic year. Click on their website for eligibility requirements and application details.
    • General Search Engine for Study Abroad Funding Opportunities: This valuable funding resource allows students to search by country or subject to find study abroad funding information. It is a comprehensive database of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, and grants.